Voice Mail Sellers To Pay $1.6M To End 'Cramming' Suits

Law360, New York (November 12, 2013, 4:35 PM EST) -- More than two dozen firms who sell voice mail, email and other services have agreed to pay $1.6 million in total to settle allegations over landline phone bill charges for third-party services that customers had not authorized, Vermont's attorney general said Tuesday.

The sum comes from settlements in two lawsuits in Oct. 14 over "cramming" — the addition of unauthorized charges onto customers' bills — that together provide more than $900,000 in payments to some 12,500 customers in Vermont, including businesses. The settlement also provides an...
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